Burhan anniversary: Social media sites to be blocked from 10pm tonight

Srinagar

JK Police on Thursday directed Internet service providers to block all social media sites or shut down their services in Kashmir from 10 pm today till further orders in view of the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani this weekend.

The order was issued by Inspector General of police, Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan to various lease line Internet service providers in the valley.

“In view of the apprehensions of misuse of Internet services by anti-national elements, which is likely to cause deterioration in law and order situation, you are directed to block all social media sites,” the order read.

It added that if blocking of the social media sites was not possible, the service providers should shut down their services in Kashmir valley from 10 pm today till further orders.

The authorities are also likely to suspend mobile Internet services across the valley as a precautionary measure.

 

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